Tag Archive for 'communication'

The 10-Minute Digital Librarian #4: Develop a Plan for Social Media

In the first round of 10-Minute Digital Librarian posts, we’ve been focusing on how you can use digital tools in order to raise awareness about your library and its services. We’ve looked at how to improve your discoverability through Wikipedia and mapping tools, as well as working on how easily […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #43: Think about your brand

Libraries traditionally benefit from a largely positive public opinion. However, general warmth about libraries as an idea is not the same thing as a clear impression of why our institutions matter so much. Ensuring that people know clearly what they gain from having libraries – and what they would miss […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #36: Think of a new communications tool you can use!

The pandemic has forced so many of us to think differently about communications. Traditional means of getting messages across – notice-boards or in-person conferences – have become less effective during lockdowns. Meanwhile digital tools have become ever more dominant, although with the volume of information available, it has arguably become […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #30: Think about how you can make meetings more engaging and inclusive

Meetings should be a great opportunity to share and learn from colleagues. The shift to digital tools has made it easier than ever to connect with a wider range of people, brining huge potential. However, of course, potential is not always reality, and Zoom-fatigue can easily set in. While this […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #24: Think of an advocate for libraries

A big focus of IFLA’s Strategy is building the ability of libraries to advocate. Wherever decisions are being made about library budgets, or the laws that affect them, there is space for advocacy. By building understanding of, support for, and commitment to libraries, you can shape these decisions. Yet sometimes, […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #21: Identify a non-user and think how to engage them

Libraries have a mission to serve their entire communities. Yet it is rare – if not impossible – to be able to reach everyone. What is important is to try and reach further. This is because when people are not connected to their library, there is a risk of missed […]

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The 10-Minute International Librarian #2: Improve a Library-Related Wikipedia Page

For those with access, the internet has opened up exciting new possibilities to access information and discover the world. Libraries globally are doing great work to make it easier for as many people as possible to find and use their collections. In parallel, sites like Wikipedia help bring together knowledge […]

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